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Staff PickStanford Black Business Conference and Gala (May 10)

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

| $20 – $150
Stanford Black Business Conference and Gala

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The Stanford GSB Black Business Student Association invites you to join us for our annual conference and gala on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. The 2019 theme is Access Granted: Building Excellence for the Future. During Friday’s Gala, we look forward to recognizing Rukaiyah Adams (SLS ’97, MBA ’08), CIO at Meyer Memorial Trust, as this year’s Alumni Tapestry award winner and Kristina Omari (MBA ’97), Vice President of Corporate Development at Lyft, as this year’s Distinguished Alumni award winner. Saturday’s conference will feature engaging keynotes, and thought-provoking panels on entrepreneurship, wealth and technology.

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speakers: Charles D. King, Troy Carter, and Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt! Daryn Dodson (MBA ’07) will facilitate Dr. Eberhardt’s fireside chat.

We are excited to host the following panelists:

The Founder’s Playbook: Creating Your Own Lane

Chris Bennett, CEO and Co-Founder of Wonderschool

Dawn Dickson, CEO of PopCom

Iman Abuzeid, CEO and Co-Founder of Incredible Health

Samuel Adeyemo (MBA ’13), Co-Founder of Aurora Solar

Closing the Wealth Gap: Today and Beyond

Chris Lyons, Head of Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF) at Andreessen Horowitz.

Sekou Kaluund, Head of Advancing Black Pathways at JPMorgan

Saundra Davis, Executive Director of Sage Financial Solutions, Inc.

AIgorithms and Race: Identifying and Disrupting Bias

Aaron Springer, PhD Candidate at UC Santa Cruz

Benjamin Earl Evans, Inclusive Design Lead at AirBnB

Yeshimabeith Milner, Founder and Executive Director of Data for Black Lives

Startup Showcase (in partnership with BlackVC)

Anarghya Vardhana, Maveron

Elliot Robinson, Bessemer Ventures

Frederik Groce (BA ’14), Storm Ventures

Megan Maloney, General Catalyst


Knight Management Center (Stanford university)
(650) 723-3281
675 Serra Street, Stanford, 94305


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2 Days event